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News hardware & software 07 September 2021, 14:48

author: Arkadiusz Strzala

Windows 11's Dark Mode Provides a Different Audio Experience

Windows 11 will have two interface modes - light and dark. In addition to the visual changes, the difference between the two will also be noticed in the sound scheme.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • The dark mode in Windows 11 is not only put less strain on our eyes, but also on our ears.

Windows 11 is the new incarnation of Microsoft's popular OS. In addition to many new features - including a new Start Menu, rounded windows and widgets - we will find several things that worked well in the previous version of the system. This will be the case with the light and dark mode of the interface, although they will be slightly more extensive. In addition to visual changes, the new Windows will also offer features that we will experience through our hearing.

"We introduced light and dark sound options so that people who may have low visibility or no vision can still experience light and dark themes audibly. Themed sounds improve productivity by matching your working style through your theme. Dark Sounds help you stay in focus while Light Sounds ensure you’re always engaged," says a Microsoft spokesperson.

Turning on the dark mode will make sounds signaling system events softer, less alarming and slightly quieter. A separate set of audio files with modified sound waves is to be responsible for this. It was posted in a message on BleepingComputer, so you can hear the difference between the sounds for yourself.

Windows 11 is expected to be available for download from October 5, 2021. Windows 10 and 7 owners will get it as a free patch, as long as their PCs meet the requirements, of course. It will also be pre-installed on new PCs from this date.

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